Raising Awareness

"The IWMW event provides an opportunity for those involved in the provision of institutional Web services to hear about institutional case studies, national initiatives and emerging technologies and to actively participate in a number of parallel sessions."

IWMW 2011 is the fifteenth workshop.
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Institutional Web Management Workshop 2011:
Responding to Change

Parallel Sessions B1: Augmented Reality on Smart Phones

B1: Augmented Reality on Smart Phones
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Wednesday 27th July 2011 at 11:00 - 12:30
Ben Butchart, Edina.
Palmer 1.03 (First Floor)

Thanks to advances in smartphone technology, augmented reality has escaped from the lab and is able to reach a wide audience for the first time. A new class of AR “browsers” and tools for authoring and hosting content makes it possible for almost anyone to create augmented reality learning experiences. As an emerging technology, the industry lacks standards and the landscape is constantly changing.

This session will help developers and content publishers navigate this confusing landscape and experiment with AR for the first time. We'll compare the set of AR browsers targeting smartphones and look at tools for helping content providers to publish their material. We'll also discuss the limitations and potential pitfalls associated with this nascent medium. Both technical and social issues with current smartphone AR offerings could lead to disillusionment once the initial “wow” factor fades. We'll look at the user experience patterns and the issues for social interaction they can cause. As well as me talking, there will be discussions and some practical demonstrations are planned. So if you got a smartphone for Christmas, bring it along!


This presentation is available from Prezi and embedded below.